State Dept. Shuts Down Email After Cyber Attack

The department shut down large parts of its unclassified email system today.

The outage could last though the weekend, according to officials. But as of now there is no time limit and no real indication of when the system will be back online.

Last November, the State Department conducted similar repairs to its system stemming from a cyber-attack it suffered the month before. The attack targeted the unclassified email system and is believed to have been executed by Russian hackers.

Officials stress that throughout this process, including the attack in October, there was never any compromise to the department’s classified systems.

In a news conference Tuesday where she addressed the email scandal, Clinton said her server was guarded by the Secret Service and “there were no security breaches.”

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